One At A Time or All At Once?

Should I focus on one thing or should I launch several job seeking campaigns at the same time? This is a question that recently came up in a coaching session. It is tempting to want to get on with things quickly, hit up your network and hope that sheer level of activity across three options will generate something. It might, but I would argue that taking a sequential approach is far superior.


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Stephen Wright
Job Search: From Interrogation to Conversation

Moving a Job Interview from being an interrogation to conversation between professionals has distinct advantages for the job candidate. What are those advantages and how to you do this without the interviewer feeling that you are taking control? Here are some great ideas.

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Stephen Wright
7 Most Common Job Interview Mistakes And What To Do Instead

We’ve all made mistakes. We make them all the time but in a job interview, that one mistake may spell the end of you as a candidate for that particular role. All of them are obvious and all of them are avoidable - however, some often fall under the radar. Here is some advice on how to avoid them and, in turn, avoid potentially scuppering your prospects as a candidate.

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Stephen Wright
LinkedIn Profile: How To Stand Out

As the competition for the Conservative Party leadership heats up, I was considering how you can make yourself stand out in a crowded marketplace using your LinkedIn Profile. When LinkedIn was launched in 2003, most people thought of it as a platform for online CVs. Many still (mistakenly) do, but things have moved on.

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Stephen Wright
11 CV FAQs

The moment that we think it is time to up-date our CV, a number of questions come to mind. Here are some answers to the 11 FAQs. Our expertise in this field comes for reading the top then selling CV books in the British Library, a career of recruiting in financial services and writing CVs and Linkedin Profiles for our dozens of delighted clients.

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Stephen Wright
Job Interview Research and How To Use It

Doing great research before any job interview is a given, but how do you use it to good effect and what are the three common mistakes easily made? Here are a few ideas to make sure that your time spent preparing for an interview is both purposeful and impactful.  

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Stephen Wright
Negotiation: Why Win-Win Is So Important

When negotiating your compensation and package, it is vital that you find a deal that is fair to you and fair to your employer - a win for you and a win for them. During my career in Executive Search, I developed a good level of expertise in finding the right number for both parties. I have taken these skills and used them to help coaching clients when their job offer is on the table. 

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Stephen Wright
Qualifying: The 3 Meanings in Job Search

Anyone who has read a sales book or done sales training will be familiar with the term ‘Qualifying’. It is, however, one of those words that has a number of meanings all of which are useful concepts that we can take from sales and apply to job search and interviews. Let’s take a look.

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You Have Been Approached! Now What?

It is, I imagine, very exciting and flattering to be approached by another firm, via a recruiter or directly, to open a discussion about joining them. We all want to be wanted. This is especially true if this firm is credible and has a good reputation in its field. Don’t get swept away as they ‘love bomg’ you, rather a cool head is now needed to make a sober and realistic appraisal of your current firm and the approaching firm, contrasting and comparing their respective merits so that you can make the best decsion.

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And I Would Like To Thank...

Listening to the speeches given at the Oscars ceremony provides lessons for job seekers on how to strike the right balance between modesty and yet acknowledging one’s contribution as they present themselves in job interviews. Here are some thoughts.

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Stephen Wright